But these are callous jokes that only serve to mask the real tragedy of the events. The driver of the exploding car was just an 18-year old kid whose only real crime was being a little too awesome.
And possibly some statutory rape.
Still, that's no justification for the horrid loss of life we see on displ- what? He survived? He was hurled from the wreck the moment his Firebird lost its damn mind, decided to channel equal parts Dukes of Hazzard and Back to the Future, and jump-exploded into an overpass? Holy crap! If this kid, with his drug-and-freshman-girl-filled Firebird wasn't already king of his high school before this video -- of him surviving the awesomest, stupidest stunt in the history of video surfaced -- he probably is now. Or at least a close second to the guy who met Robert Pattinson once at a Dairy Queen.